Around St. Ives

The picturesque fishing town of St. Ives still retains its old world charm. Well kept cottages line the narrow, cobbled streets. A working harbour full of fishing boats adds to the charm of this pretty little seaside town and fishing trips or a trip to seal island are a must.

St. Ives has a long association with well known artists and sculptors and has many galleries for you to wander around. The Tate Gallery and the Barbara Hepworth museum being the most famous along with the Bernard Leach Pottery.

There are four sandy beaches and the stunning Porthminster beach with its award winning beach cafe is within 5 minutes walking from Carlill.

St. Ives comes alive at night. If you like to "fine dine" a wonderful selection of stylish restaurants serve up the fabulous catch of the day - or you can relax in one of the many informal cafes and bars. Plenty of takeaway food and excellent bars line the seafront. Vegetarians are well catered for.

In the daytime there are many places to visit around Cornwall's stunning coastline including some great coastal walks or you can hop on the explorer opentop bus that will take you all around the peninsular, including Lands End, Mousehole, and the Minnack Theatre at Porth Kernow.

Public transport is easily accessible and will take you all over Cornwall.

St. Ives has superb craft and art shops and the jewellers offer unique locally designed handcrafted creations.

Carlill Guesthouse, 9 Porthminster Terrace, St. Ives TR26 2DQ
Tel.: +44 (0) 1736 796738
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